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New Blog!

I joined a new school system, Cumberland County Schools, after 5 years in Montgomery County Schools, NC! While still a middle school principal, this transition warrants a new start with new tools so I’ll start with my blog. After a couple of frustrating hours…

Small Group Meetings at New School

I’ve just completed my second full week as the new principal of Spring Lake Middle in Cumberland County Schools [my new district]. There is always a lot to digest in a new move like this with learning new people and processes.  Interestingly, I’m realizing…

Summer Leadership Conference Presentations

North Carolina’s Summer Leadership Conference was June 18th– 20th in Asheville NC. The conference is a great opportunity for NC school and district leaders to connect, share and learn new trends that will help grow schools and make a positive impact on student learning….

First Day Goals of a New Principalship

I look forward to starting my new school, Spring Lake Middle, with great anticipation. This new journey is exhilarating and humbling and I take this responsibility seriously. I have been thinking about my goals for my start at Spring Lake MS. This is a…

Final Blog as West Middle Principal

This is my last blog as the principal of West Middle School. I’ve been away from my blog for a while but the last several months have been busy. In addition to our ending the school year, my family has been busy with our…

Game Changing Tool

   This has been a great week! March 4-6 has been the 2012 NC Middle School Conference in Greensboro. It has always been a great event meeting new people and hearing the rich, new information shared by experts from all over NC.    …

Best Practices – Playaways

This is a great best practice implemented in a 7th grade reading class.As a former reading teacher, I was always cognizant of my reading to a class. Specifically, I was leary about always reading to the class because I didn’t want their internal reading…